I know the Davises have been really busy and will be for the next few weeks, it seems.
Here are a few things that have been happening in our lives that I didn't have a chance to record before now.
1. While I was away in Atlanta with Clair, Lester and the boys were hanging buddies.
They went to see a "Goodnight Moon" play! And met the actors!
|They look bewildered.|
They went to the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., and visited the "Play, Work, Build" exhibit.
And they capped off the weekend by watching some of the Sunday football game at Nana's and Granddad's house!
Busy, right? In between all that, Lester also took the kids to "Make Your Own Pizza" at Uno's and did the grocery shopping. I'm tired just thinking about all that stuff.
2. I got back from Atlanta and really needed a nap. But my work-life has been crazy, and this past week, personally, was also a whirlwind week for me.
I had my staff retreat in Potomac and a staff happy hour at a nearby restaurant/bar (also in Glen Echo, coincidentally).
|That's me in the pink, giving a presentation!|
I don't have any photos of Beth and me gabbing it up, but rest assured, we looked fabulous and we had a blast. LOVE my blog friends turned IRL-friends!!
3. Then, at the end of the week, my lovely, wonderful, super-amazing friend Shreya had her annual dinner party for all her girlfriends. This is the one where her chef-husband (who is an attorney by day) makes a 4-course gourmet meal and serves it to all of us. And the food is always out of this world. This year, the theme was "NOLA" and the gumbo, shrimp 'n grits, po' boys and bananas Foster were all so good, seriously, I am still drooling.
|That's Shreya at the head of one of the 3 long tables of ladies. She's saying wonderful things about all of us individually while her husband, at the sink, is getting the first course prepared. I can't say enough about Shreya's Girls' Dinner.|
4. And finally, this weekend, my sister watched all three of my children so I could take Lester on his French-themed birthday getaway!
|We stayed in a hotel, where we played French music and had other French-themed fun. I won't go into details. Ahem.|
|We had a sublime dinner at this French country restaurant in Ellicott City. Top-notch. I highly recommend.|
|Matty and Clair, the pacifier twins.|
|Deanie and Clairzee - without Mommy or Daddy and doing just fine!! Who would've thunk it?|
|Why is Cary in the stroller? No one knows.|
And when we came back to get them Sunday afternoon, Cary and Dean took one look at us and said, "We missed you, mother and father! Hooray, you're back!!"
HA!!! No, what they actually said -- with sour faces -- was: "Noooooo! We want to stay here!!" And then refused to give us kisses or hugs. Oh well!
Now we know we can leave them with family and they'll be just fine. I predict more outings for Lester and me from here on out!
But first, after all this busy-ness, I need a NAP.